Oct. 22, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A man was killed over the weekend when he slammed his car into a pole in Blissville, according to police.
Jesus Montenegro-Posada, 35, was driving his 1997 Honda Civic west on Review Avenue on Oct. 21 when he made impact with a traffic light pole near Van Dam Street just before 1 a.m.
Emergency responders pronounced the 35-year-old dead at the scene.
An NYPD spokesperson could not confirm this morning what the cause of the crash was, but multiple reports say the driver was an avid drag racer, and was racing someone else at the time.
The long Review Avenue stretch in Blissville has been the site for car races for years.
Family and friends had set up a small memorial at the site after the crash, with one sign reading “RIP Melo,” as the victim was known.
The light pole was seen knocked out of its slot, with police tape remnants and glass still seen on the roadway and sidewalk.
Social media posts also appear to show several cars racing at the scene during the early morning hours of Montenegro-Posada’s death. Other posts show the aftermath, with the Honda Civic seen split in half.
The victim’s friends have since set up a GoFundMe account for his family, and have raised $1,283 as of press time.